Guardian: Pastoralist company to join forces with Beetaloo Basin traditional owners to resist gas exploration
One of the Northern Territory’s biggest and wealthiest pastoral landholders will join traditional owners to “resist” the entry of fracking companies on to its expansive holdings in the Beetaloo Basin.
AAP: Gas fracker's remote NT access threats
A gas exploration company may use security guards to ensure it can access a remote Northern Territory cattle station protected by pastoralists and Indigenous traditional owners. Tamboran Resources subsidiary Sweetpea also said it would take legal action to recover more than $40,000 per day from the station owner, cattle baron Rallen Australia, and any person that "aids" it if its fracking operations are delayed.
The Age: The traditional owners taking on NT’s billion-dollar fracking industry
When Gudanji-Wambaya man Johnny Wilson learnt a gas well was being built about 20 kilometres from his ancestral home, he sensed a call to arms.
by Timna Jacks and Justin McManus
ABC: Larrimah could become Australia's next resources boom town but residents are on the fence
Karl and Bobbie Roth are not the only residents of Larrimah who say that it is dying. "All the old houses are falling down, nobody wants them, and our population … we're all in our 70s and 80s," Mr Roth said.
ABC: Gas industry peak body tells Beetaloo Basin Senate inquiry fracking cannot happen without consent from traditional owners
The chief executive of Australia's peak body for the oil and gas industry says no fracking will occur in the Northern Territory's Beetaloo Basin without consent from affected traditional owners or pastoralists.
First Nations Telegraph: Pitt hands $7.5m to Sweet Pea for NT Beetaloo Fracking
Commenting on the Morrison government’s latest grant of $7.5M for fracking exploration in the NT’s Beetaloo Basin, Nurrdalinji Aboriginal Corporation has called for a pause on all exploration and approvals until proper consultation occurs with Traditional Owners and the cumulative risks of fracking for water, sacred sites and native animals are better understood.
Sunday Territorian: Opinion Piece - We can’t protect country and frack
Janet Gregory writes, The Beetaloo Basin is my grandmother’s country, on my father’s side. It’s a special place – a mix of plains, dense woodland and shrubs, many of which are native to this area.
The Guardian: Coalition announces new $19m Beetaloo Basin gas support after previous grants ruled invalid
The Coalition has re-announced almost $20m for fracking company Empire Energy, a firm with links to the Liberal party, just two months after a court ruled a previous issue of the grants was invalid.
ABC: Resources Minister reissues millions in 'invalid' grants to fracking company
Resources Minister Keith Pitt has reissued millions of dollars in grants to a fracking company searching for gas buried deep in the Beetaloo Basin, just months after a federal judge ruled the grants invalid and "legally unreasonable".
NIT: Traditional Owners fear wet season could bring trouble for fracking water pollution
As the wet season approaches the Northern Territory, Traditional Owners are fearful their water could become polluted because of fracking in their local area.